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Definition of wonder:

  1. A cause of wonder; that which excites surprise; a strange thing; a prodigy; a miracle.
  2. That emotion which is excited by novelty, or the presentation to the sight or mind of something new, unusual, strange, great, extraordinary, or not well understood; surprise; astonishment; admiration; amazement.
  3. To be affected with surprise or admiration; to be struck with astonishment; to be amazed; to marvel.
  4. To feel doubt and curiosity; to wait with uncertain expectation; to query in the mind; as, he wondered why they came.
  5. Wonderful.
  6. Wonderfully.


call into question, venerate, curio, adore, portent, dread, admire, query, investigate, good, curiosity, excite, ask, peculiarity, honor, mistrust, doubtfulness, uncertainty, revere, enquire, admiration, suspicion, interrogate, certain, oppugn, feelings, dubiety, freak, amaze, nonpareil, interview, appreciation, esteem, dubiousness, incertitude, wonderment, skepticism, question, delight in, approve, extol, enjoy, applaud, marvel, inquire, perversion, respect, love, oddment, supernatural.

Usage examples:

  • " I wonder if he's up to any mischief?

    - "Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout or, The Speediest Car on the Road", Victor Appleton.
  • What is the wonder?"

    - "Wife in Name Only", Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay).
  • He did not wonder.

    - "The Heart of Rome", Francis Marion Crawford.